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  • Nothing that exciting here for lunch... Spinach, rocket, cucumber with Greek marinated beef. I could've done with some feta in this, but also couldn't be bothered going to the shops again. Doesn't matter though - filled me up and helped clear out some of the food in the fridge. 🙌
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  • Nothing that exciting here for lunch... Spinach, rocket, cucumber with Greek marinated beef. I could've done with some feta in this, but also couldn't be bothered going to the shops again. Doesn't matter though - filled me up and helped clear out some of the food in the fridge. 🙌
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  •  12  2  36 minutes ago
  • I love cooking and making new recipes. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time to research new meal ideas or read through the ingredients and instructions multiple times so I buy the right items and do the right steps so that my meal turns out somewhat decent (not to mention when I make a dish I make it so we have at least 3 meals each out of it - this means if it’s mediocre, we’re stuck eating it because I refuse to waste food and money). It’s these times when I just buy staple items or use whatever we have in the fridge or pantry to make a satisfactory meal.
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Tonight’s dinner and lunch prepped for the next three days: Breakfast! Pan-fried herb potatoes mixed with sautéed asparagus and onions, fresh tomato slices, sunny-side eggs, and sprinkled with fresh dill. Cost per serving ~$2!
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#theeconomygirl #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #cheapeats #budgetmeals #timesaver #lazydays #randomdinner
  • I love cooking and making new recipes. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time to research new meal ideas or read through the ingredients and instructions multiple times so I buy the right items and do the right steps so that my meal turns out somewhat decent (not to mention when I make a dish I make it so we have at least 3 meals each out of it - this means if it’s mediocre, we’re stuck eating it because I refuse to waste food and money). It’s these times when I just buy staple items or use whatever we have in the fridge or pantry to make a satisfactory meal.
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    Tonight’s dinner and lunch prepped for the next three days: Breakfast! Pan-fried herb potatoes mixed with sautéed asparagus and onions, fresh tomato slices, sunny-side eggs, and sprinkled with fresh dill. Cost per serving ~$2!
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    #theeconomygirl #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #cheapeats #budgetmeals #timesaver #lazydays #randomdinner
  •  8  3  46 minutes ago
  • Work morning breakfasts look like this. @purecocobella coconut yoghurt, frozen blueberries, banana , Peanut butter and hemp seeds. Quick, easy and delicious.
  • Work morning breakfasts look like this. @purecocobella coconut yoghurt, frozen blueberries, banana , Peanut butter and hemp seeds. Quick, easy and delicious.
  •  39  7  1 hour ago
  • Still trying to eat better over here. Enchilada spagetti squash, chicken cauliflower rice and chicken spinach salad. Did I really used to eat pasta roni and lipton rice sides as a single lady? So glad I discovered cooking. I fricken love it. #cookathome #foodie #food #lowcarb #health #ww #wwfreestyle #dietlife #calories #dfc
#budgetmeals
Ps..I only spend about 30$ on groceries for the household so eating healthy..errrrr can be affordable.
  • Still trying to eat better over here. Enchilada spagetti squash, chicken cauliflower rice and chicken spinach salad. Did I really used to eat pasta roni and lipton rice sides as a single lady? So glad I discovered cooking. I fricken love it. #cookathome #foodie #food #lowcarb #health #ww #wwfreestyle #dietlife #calories #dfc
    #budgetmeals
    Ps..I only spend about 30$ on groceries for the household so eating healthy..errrrr can be affordable.
  •  8  0  2 hours ago
  • It is more difficult to stay on track for your goals when you don’t have a plan.
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If you saw my stories, you know I just got off a call with my wonderful ladies! They are so inspiring and without them, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I have people saying that to me fairly often - and I don’t share to toot my own horn, but to say I need you all as much as you need me. We are a team. We are a tribe. We are there for each other when it seems all hope is lost.
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Dramatic? Might sound like it. I know we have all been there a time or two though. So if you want something you never knew you needed in your life, come along and do this with me. I have big plans in the works and would absolutely love to see you have big plans too! Whether it is your health, your nutrition, or you are dreaming big for your LIFE, message me. There is room for you at our table.
#BeAPartOfTwoOfTheTopTeams 👯‍♀️
#YouLiterallyHaveNothingToLose
#ExceptMaybeFear
  • It is more difficult to stay on track for your goals when you don’t have a plan.
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    If you saw my stories, you know I just got off a call with my wonderful ladies! They are so inspiring and without them, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I have people saying that to me fairly often - and I don’t share to toot my own horn, but to say I need you all as much as you need me. We are a team. We are a tribe. We are there for each other when it seems all hope is lost.
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    Dramatic? Might sound like it. I know we have all been there a time or two though. So if you want something you never knew you needed in your life, come along and do this with me. I have big plans in the works and would absolutely love to see you have big plans too! Whether it is your health, your nutrition, or you are dreaming big for your LIFE, message me. There is room for you at our table.
    #BeAPartOfTwoOfTheTopTeams 👯‍♀️
    #YouLiterallyHaveNothingToLose
    #ExceptMaybeFear
  •  17  6  2 hours ago
  • Nothing like a cheap & cheeky wannabe Nandos... at home! £2 from Heron. It is lovely with a little bit of yogurt and mint sauce on the side. Nice portion size too! #periperichicken #budgetmeals #tasty
  • Nothing like a cheap & cheeky wannabe Nandos... at home! £2 from Heron. It is lovely with a little bit of yogurt and mint sauce on the side. Nice portion size too! #periperichicken #budgetmeals #tasty
  •  4  0  4 hours ago
  • 10 minute Spinach, Lemon, Cauliflower Risotto with Garlic Butter Prawns 🦐
☘For a vegan option omit the prawns & substitute the milk & cheese for cashew cheese & nut milk! 
Ingrediends: 
1/2 large cauliflower, blended or grated 
1 brown onion, diced 
3-5 garlics, minced 
1 bag of baby spinach
Smoked paprika
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup of milk or cream (or coconut/ nut milk)
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup parmasan
1 cup seafood or vegetable stock 
Juice of 1 lemon 
Pre marinated garlic & butter prawns, (or you can add it yourself)
Method:
1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil or butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion & garlic, cook until golden, about 4 minutes. 
2. Add the cauliflower rice & stock and bring to a high simmer. Cook the cauliflower, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes, until it has absorbed a little. Remove the pan from the heat. 
3. In a separate pan fry the garlic in 1 Tblsp of butter (if your prawns arent pre marinated) and add the prawns, cook for 2 minutes, or until they turn white, add salt & a squeeze of lemon and remove the pot from the heat. 
4. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the cauliflower mixture & add it to your blender. Add the milk, cheese, salt, pepper, lemon juice & smoked paprika (or vegan substitues) Blend on high until smooth. 
5. Turn the heat back on with the remainder cauliflower rice & add all of the spinach, stir it for 1 minute until it wilts down. 
Pour the cheesy cauliflower sauce in & stir it over heat to combine.
Serve the risotto topped with the garlic butter prawns, an extra slice of lemon & extra sprinkle of parmasan.
  • 10 minute Spinach, Lemon, Cauliflower Risotto with Garlic Butter Prawns 🦐
    ☘For a vegan option omit the prawns & substitute the milk & cheese for cashew cheese & nut milk!
    Ingrediends:
    1/2 large cauliflower, blended or grated
    1 brown onion, diced
    3-5 garlics, minced
    1 bag of baby spinach
    Smoked paprika
    Salt & pepper, to taste
    1 cup of milk or cream (or coconut/ nut milk)
    1 cup of cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup parmasan
    1 cup seafood or vegetable stock
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Pre marinated garlic & butter prawns, (or you can add it yourself)
    Method:
    1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil or butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion & garlic, cook until golden, about 4 minutes.
    2. Add the cauliflower rice & stock and bring to a high simmer. Cook the cauliflower, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes, until it has absorbed a little. Remove the pan from the heat.
    3. In a separate pan fry the garlic in 1 Tblsp of butter (if your prawns arent pre marinated) and add the prawns, cook for 2 minutes, or until they turn white, add salt & a squeeze of lemon and remove the pot from the heat.
    4. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the cauliflower mixture & add it to your blender. Add the milk, cheese, salt, pepper, lemon juice & smoked paprika (or vegan substitues) Blend on high until smooth.
    5. Turn the heat back on with the remainder cauliflower rice & add all of the spinach, stir it for 1 minute until it wilts down.
    Pour the cheesy cauliflower sauce in & stir it over heat to combine.
    Serve the risotto topped with the garlic butter prawns, an extra slice of lemon & extra sprinkle of parmasan.
  •  27  3  5 hours ago
  • 15 minute Broccoli Fried Rice, with King Prawn & Chorizo 🦐 
It's not the most photogenic dish, but it tastes sooo good & full of green 😍
Ingredients:
Handful of large prawns (get them pre peeled if that’s easier) 
1 large chorizo, or two small 
1 head of brocolli (grated or blended for 2 seconds to create the rice)
1 brown onion 
Smoked paprika 
2 chillies 🌶 (optional) 
1 lemon, juiced 
I bag of frozen peas, corn & carrot mix
4-6 garlics minced 
3 eggs 
Tablespoon of olive oil 
Method: 
1. Cut the broccoli into florets (save the stalk it contains all the extra vitamins! slice down the sides to remove the outer surface and slice or chop)
2. Fry the omelette by whisking the eggs together with salt & pepper (dont worry if it turns out scrambled!)
3. Dice the onion & chorizo and cook for 4-5 minutes, add the smoked paprika. It should become quite sticky. Add the minced garlic, chilli, brocolli rice & frozen vegetables & cook for a further 3-4 minutes. 
3. Add in the peeled prawns and stir through, they should be done in about 1-2 minutes (when they turn white & curl up). Add in the diced omelette & stir to combine. Serve with the diced broccoli stalk for extra freshness & crunch!
  • 15 minute Broccoli Fried Rice, with King Prawn & Chorizo 🦐
    It's not the most photogenic dish, but it tastes sooo good & full of green 😍
    Ingredients:
    Handful of large prawns (get them pre peeled if that’s easier)
    1 large chorizo, or two small
    1 head of brocolli (grated or blended for 2 seconds to create the rice)
    1 brown onion
    Smoked paprika
    2 chillies 🌶 (optional)
    1 lemon, juiced
    I bag of frozen peas, corn & carrot mix
    4-6 garlics minced
    3 eggs
    Tablespoon of olive oil
    Method:
    1. Cut the broccoli into florets (save the stalk it contains all the extra vitamins! slice down the sides to remove the outer surface and slice or chop)
    2. Fry the omelette by whisking the eggs together with salt & pepper (dont worry if it turns out scrambled!)
    3. Dice the onion & chorizo and cook for 4-5 minutes, add the smoked paprika. It should become quite sticky. Add the minced garlic, chilli, brocolli rice & frozen vegetables & cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
    3. Add in the peeled prawns and stir through, they should be done in about 1-2 minutes (when they turn white & curl up). Add in the diced omelette & stir to combine. Serve with the diced broccoli stalk for extra freshness & crunch!
  •  20  2  5 hours ago
  • ⭐DUMPLINGS TAKE 2!⭐ had a speaking exam this morning so i wanted something that took a while to make to de-stress, and these were just the ticket! gradually getting better at the presentation and these tasted gorgeous 😊 but it was a shame that this time i didn't have my glamorous assistant @ratheshkana6 to help me 😢
  • ⭐DUMPLINGS TAKE 2!⭐ had a speaking exam this morning so i wanted something that took a while to make to de-stress, and these were just the ticket! gradually getting better at the presentation and these tasted gorgeous 😊 but it was a shame that this time i didn't have my glamorous assistant @ratheshkana6 to help me 😢
  •  14  6  6 hours ago
  • Vegeterian ☘ Brocolli & brussell sprout Rissoto (with no rice!) Topped with crunchy baked balsamic brussel sprouts. 
Last winter I was obsessed with cauliflower & brocolli rice, i would make a cauliflower & prawn risotto, brocolli fried rice with prawn, chorizo, peas and corn (next two posts) or add garlic, ginger, lemon and tofu for a healthy side as it's a great base for stir fries. 
It's so filling and a great way to get your vegetables in, and very quick to make! 
I have added plenty more dish ideas right at the bottom & in my next few posts as I've made this so many times.
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Ingredients: 
1 head of brocolli with the sides trimmed of the stalk grated or chopped roughly & blitzed in a blender for 2 seconds, & the same with a bag of brussell Sprouts (leave 4-6 aside for topping) 
Balsamic vinegar 
1 cup of parmasan or cheese of your choice (gouda, smoked cheddar etc)
The white of a spring onion, diced, or brown onion
1/2 cup of chicken or vegetable stock 
Juice of half a lemon 
4-6 garlic, minced 
Method: 
1. Halve the brussel sprouts for topping and season with salt, pepper, olive oil and a drizzle or balsamic. Bake on high (approx 190, for 7-10 minutes) 
2. Blend or grate the brocolli & brussel sprouts. Fry the onion in a bit of olive oil for three minutes, add the garlic and stir until golden brown. Add the greens and fry for 5 minutes. Add in the stock, lemon juice and simmer until all the juice is almost absorbed for approx 5-10 minutes. 
Stir in the cheese over heat, and serve with the crunchy balsamic brussell sprouts!
Note: 
You could add sliced Pancetta fried with the onion for a bacony Rissoto (my usual) add Vegan cheese to keep it dairy free, or skip it altogether & it will still taste great because or the lemon, just add some spinach and herbs (but it wont be creamy!).
You can skip adding the stock & brussel sprouts & fry the broccoli rice in garlic & ginger with a squeeze of lemon juice for a green rice for stir frys, or add prawns and chorizo (so yum!) or
add peas, corn & chopped omelette for a fried rice with prawns, chicken, bacon or tofu!
  • Vegeterian ☘ Brocolli & brussell sprout Rissoto (with no rice!) Topped with crunchy baked balsamic brussel sprouts.
    Last winter I was obsessed with cauliflower & brocolli rice, i would make a cauliflower & prawn risotto, brocolli fried rice with prawn, chorizo, peas and corn (next two posts) or add garlic, ginger, lemon and tofu for a healthy side as it's a great base for stir fries.
    It's so filling and a great way to get your vegetables in, and very quick to make!
    I have added plenty more dish ideas right at the bottom & in my next few posts as I've made this so many times.
    🥦🌿☘
    Ingredients:
    1 head of brocolli with the sides trimmed of the stalk grated or chopped roughly & blitzed in a blender for 2 seconds, & the same with a bag of brussell Sprouts (leave 4-6 aside for topping)
    Balsamic vinegar
    1 cup of parmasan or cheese of your choice (gouda, smoked cheddar etc)
    The white of a spring onion, diced, or brown onion
    1/2 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
    Juice of half a lemon
    4-6 garlic, minced
    Method:
    1. Halve the brussel sprouts for topping and season with salt, pepper, olive oil and a drizzle or balsamic. Bake on high (approx 190, for 7-10 minutes)
    2. Blend or grate the brocolli & brussel sprouts. Fry the onion in a bit of olive oil for three minutes, add the garlic and stir until golden brown. Add the greens and fry for 5 minutes. Add in the stock, lemon juice and simmer until all the juice is almost absorbed for approx 5-10 minutes.
    Stir in the cheese over heat, and serve with the crunchy balsamic brussell sprouts!
    Note:
    You could add sliced Pancetta fried with the onion for a bacony Rissoto (my usual) add Vegan cheese to keep it dairy free, or skip it altogether & it will still taste great because or the lemon, just add some spinach and herbs (but it wont be creamy!).
    You can skip adding the stock & brussel sprouts & fry the broccoli rice in garlic & ginger with a squeeze of lemon juice for a green rice for stir frys, or add prawns and chorizo (so yum!) or
    add peas, corn & chopped omelette for a fried rice with prawns, chicken, bacon or tofu!
  •  42  3  6 hours ago
  • Cauliflower, 2 small slices of bread, 1 cup of potato soup, 2 slices of bread with Leberwurst (liverwurst), potatoes and herring, 2 rhubarb & buttermilk muffins, 1 bowl of soy yoghurt, 1 chocolate egg, 1 glass of iced tea | approx. 1800 kcal | <5 € #OMAD #OneMealADay #BudgetMeals
  • Cauliflower, 2 small slices of bread, 1 cup of potato soup, 2 slices of bread with Leberwurst (liverwurst), potatoes and herring, 2 rhubarb & buttermilk muffins, 1 bowl of soy yoghurt, 1 chocolate egg, 1 glass of iced tea | approx. 1800 kcal | <5 € #OMAD #OneMealADay #BudgetMeals
  •  3  0  7 hours ago
  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise -Benjamin Franklin
  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise -Benjamin Franklin
  •  35  2  8 hours ago
  • I haven’t been very good about these posts lately, but here is today’s haul.  I only spent $66.11 and it includes 3 pork loins, a 5 lb pkg. of chicken patties, 2 pkgs. bacon, Mrs. Meyers hand soap, and a bunch of other things the family will enjoy along with a free container of peanut butter pretzels because I spent $40.  Next time I go, I will get another freebie for filling up my loyalty stamp card.  #budgetmeals #frugalshopper #pennypincher #savingmoney #groceries #groceryhaul
  • I haven’t been very good about these posts lately, but here is today’s haul. I only spent $66.11 and it includes 3 pork loins, a 5 lb pkg. of chicken patties, 2 pkgs. bacon, Mrs. Meyers hand soap, and a bunch of other things the family will enjoy along with a free container of peanut butter pretzels because I spent $40. Next time I go, I will get another freebie for filling up my loyalty stamp card. #budgetmeals #frugalshopper #pennypincher #savingmoney #groceries #groceryhaul
  •  12  3  8 hours ago
  • PIZZA TIMEEEEEEEEE!! UPDATE: 💚 DIT❤️. 💚WIL❤️. 💚JE❤️. Ik had dit idee al ff in het hoofd, vandaag eens gemaakt.
Als je swiped zie je hoe hij is opgebouwd.
En jaaaaaa dat zie je goed... Heb de bodem van dubbele wortel tortillas ( @nofairytales) met @violife_foods_nl ertussen!!! Ik bedoel... Pizzabodem gevult met kaas... Hallooo🤤
Verder zitten er op:
* zo'n 75 gram gezeefde tomaten
Restje van het 4de plakje violife
*2 plakjes chicken free slices @quorn_nl
*zwarte olijf ringetjes
*artisjok harten (ik ben er echt gek op op de pizza)
*klein beetje tijm (bij gebrek aan oregano)
*klein beetje chilivlokken 
Zo komt de smaak test😋
  • PIZZA TIMEEEEEEEEE!! UPDATE: 💚 DIT❤️. 💚WIL❤️. 💚JE❤️. Ik had dit idee al ff in het hoofd, vandaag eens gemaakt.
    Als je swiped zie je hoe hij is opgebouwd.
    En jaaaaaa dat zie je goed... Heb de bodem van dubbele wortel tortillas ( @nofairytales) met @violife_foods_nl ertussen!!! Ik bedoel... Pizzabodem gevult met kaas... Hallooo🤤
    Verder zitten er op:
    * zo'n 75 gram gezeefde tomaten
    Restje van het 4de plakje violife
    *2 plakjes chicken free slices @quorn_nl
    *zwarte olijf ringetjes
    *artisjok harten (ik ben er echt gek op op de pizza)
    *klein beetje tijm (bij gebrek aan oregano)
    *klein beetje chilivlokken
    Zo komt de smaak test😋
  •  16  4  9 hours ago